Online Course
Practical Musculoskeletal Testing for Runners
Master the necessary assessment skills and get a great musculoskeletal overview of runners

1-1.5 hours





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Dawn Nunes
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Dawn is an enthusiastic sportswoman and physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy

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Running is a popular sport worldwide and an excellent form of exercise. Runners sometimes have to deal with mild aches and injuries, and sometimes these niggles can develop into serious injuries. Running-related injuries are quite common, and physiotherapists are often the first line of defence for injured runners. Musculoskeletal assessments form an integral part of the management of runners. In this course, some of the most valuable musculoskeletal tests for physiotherapists working with runners are demonstrated and discussed.


This course aims to introduce practical tests that provide insight into the musculoskeletal system of a runner.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe at least five musculoskeletal tests used in the assessment of runners
  • choose an appropriate modification of a musculoskeletal test to either progress or regress the test for a runner
  • select the appropriate musculoskeletal tests to perform with runners based on case scenarios
  • evaluate the results of musculoskeletal tests based on case scenarios

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
The course is well presented, and each test in the assessment followed others logically and was not overwhelming. I will keep building on this knowledge. This program of courses is thorough and practical, with evidence-based resources, to progress my knowledge in this field.
Lara Grundman
South Africa
This course is helpful for physiotherapists to gain tools to apply in their clinical practice. The additional information about each test has helped me to understand how it can not only be effective with runners but also some which apply to the general population.
Daniel Tan
New Zealand
This online course was great and helpful for the person interested in sports-related conditions. The quiz makes it even better.
Rajvi Nayak